Join us for American Doubles tournaments at St Ann’s Tennis this November. These are fun, competitive social tournaments for intermediate players (or aspiring intermediate players).
We’re starting with a Men’s Doubles American Tournament on Saturday 13 November 2021, 2pm, courts 1-4
Standard: intermediate, and advanced intermediate. Pairs are assigned randomly and then switched after every set. 16 players, duration: 3hrs. £10 entry. Advance registration required. This tournament is open to members and visitors. See booking link here
Then we have a dedicated Women’s Doubles American Tournament Saturday 20 November 2021, 2pm. Standard: intermediate. Pairs assigned randomly and then switched after every set. 16 players. Duration: 3hrs.
£10 entry. Advance registration required. Open to members and visitors. See booking link here
“These tournaments are aimed at intermediate players (and better). But there are a number of ‘improvers’ – male and female – who would enjoy playing in a structured tournament played in a friendly, low pressure atmosphere. You’ll get to play alongside some good players, and you’ll learn a lot about doubles. It’s a great way to have fun and test your tennis skills,” says Tournament Director Conrad Brunner.
What’s ‘American’ Doubles? You enter individually – so not with a partner – and we assign you a partner to start with. You then switch partner after every set (7 games). Players win a point for every game won (so if you win 5-2, you, and your partner, each receive 5 points; your opponents score two points each). We add up all the points at the end to decide the winner.
An afternoon tournament is quite a commitment. Please do not register if you cannot start on time, or play the full three hours. Please contact the tournament organiser in advance if you cannot make it.
Alternates: if you’d like to play, but the tournament is full, contact the tournament organiser to add your name to the waiting list. There will usually be a late drop-out/injury.
Bring drinks and snacks, and appropriate clothing. It’s a long day!
If the event the tournament is rained off, we will aim to play it on the next available Saturday afternoon. Anyone who cannot make it will receive a full refund.
American Tournaments: you will receive a score card to keep track of ‘games won’. Please keep an accurate record and hand it to the tournament director at the end.